Bar Harbor, pronounced “Bah-Hah-Bah” exudes an ambiance that blends seashore community and Down East character. It’s the gateway to Acadia National Park. On the beautiful coast of Maine, the views are stunning with lobster boats, islands and the ocean. The settings can range from glistening sunlight to thick fog and mist.
The Small List
The Harborside Hotel – Nestled on picturesque Frenchman’s Bay, the Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina has made a name for itself as one of the premier downtown Bar Harbor hotels. With stellar amenities and authentic “Down East” hospitality, the Harborside has everything you need. Create an unforgettable Bar Harbor vacation. Plan a romantic weekend getaway or simply enjoy the great outdoors.
Bar Harbor Inn – The Bar Harbor Inn is located harbor side in the heart of Bar Harbor overlooking Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands. The Bar Harbor Inn is an iconic and historic New England vacation destination. The Inn welcomes guests worldwide with genuine Maine hospitality. The service is superior.
Asticou Inn – Overlooking the picturesque blue waters of Northeast Harbor, Maine, this classic property beckons you. Enjoy relaxed strolls through graceful flower gardens, a superb dining experience, and the warm, impeccable service. The Asticou Inn has been, of course, a tradition for more than a century.
Havana’s – Located in beautiful Bar Harbor near Acadia National Park. Havana’s is committed to serving local and organic meats, produce and seafood.
McKays Public House – McKays Public House has recaptured the traditional elegance of Bar Harbor’s past in its historic Victorian building. McKays Public House believes in providing their island community with quality food to match their quality of life. They proudly work with local and organic farmers to provide the highest quality of produce, beef, lamb, chicken, and fish.
Best Ice Cream Shop
Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium – Ben and Bill’s continues to offer quality candies and chocolates made with the original recipes. There are numerous flavors of ice cream – 64 hard-serve flavors plus 12 of gelato. If you’re a Chocolate Emporium enthusiast, you and your stomach will always find joy eating their homemade goodies.
Something to Do
Acadia National Park – Acadia National is a stunning national treasure on the coast of Maine. Its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain. Remarkably, it is the highest point on the United States’ East Coast. Among the wildlife are moose, bear, whales and seabirds. No wonder this is one of the most visited parks in the United States and in all of North America.